Motorcyclists Accounting For Too Many Fatalities
A recent study compiled in the UK showed that motorcylists were up to six times more likely to be involved in fatal road accidents. The study has again highlighted the dangers of riding motorcycles.
Although these dangers have been brought to our attention on many occasions before, the motivtion behind this latest initiative is make people aware of the dangers. Other areas such as comprehensive bike insurance and basic training has also being looked to as a potenial problem area that needs to be addressed.
The National Safety Council is set to launch a new advertising campaign. It is rummored that the ad is likely to show graphic images in to shock bikers and car drivers into taking more care on the road.
The figures show that motorcyclists make up only 2% of road traffic in Ireland, but they account for 12% of fatalities, a number that is much too high according to the National Safety Council.
The National Safety Council chairman has urged the government to act, as the study also found out that 7 out of 10 bikers do not even have the basic training needed to ride bikes on the road.
According to the AA the Republic of Ireland has many rural roads and this is said to be the reason for the highest motorbike fatality rates in Europe.
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